Thursday, 27 April 2017

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Flacq, Mauritius

Water Everywhere

Minerals and water—that’s what I’m getting a good share of every day.  The ocean’s swim is a daily affair and rain comes down in buckets, being the rainy season, but then there is the intense humidity resulting in the body’s sweat.

I like the trail Kala sketched out for me near Belle Mare.  We made our way over there before sun-up.  You would expect the combination of ocean breezes and the early coolness of the morning to do the trick and keep perspiration at bay, but no!  No way!  I was drenched with sweat during this three kilometre hike and back.

At least I'm contending with the right chemicals.

For lunch, Kala and I went to the residence of Sanatana Dharma, a tight-quartered place which epitomizes simplicity.  Sanatana was the cook and he did great with his chemicals (spices) in the preps.  Healthy?  Yes!  Tasty?  Yes!  He runs a cooking class and it is televised across the country.  He’s even come out with a cookbook, Mangeons Veg.  It’s in French.

His lovely wife, Ananga Manjari, and daughter, Ganga, are like Sanatana—all about smiles.  So sweet was this visit that it pumped me up for our seven hour rehearsal.  In seven hours you can cover about thirty-two kilometres on foot, but in terms of mileage for a play practice, a lot does get done.  Only here, rain doesn’t reach our deck, our place of practice, whereas mosquitoes and flying cockroaches do.

I'm glad to have service.

May the Source be with you!

7 km

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